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Sarraute's career as a figure in avant-garde literature began with this book published in 1948, for which she coined the term "anti-novel" to ...Show synopsisSarraute's career as a figure in avant-garde literature began with this book published in 1948, for which she coined the term "anti-novel" to designate internalized narrative, sparse dialogue and and a detached ambivalence toward conventional characters and plot.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good. No dust jacket. slight shelf wear aging; else very...Very good. No dust jacket. slight shelf wear aging; else very good if not near fine. 223 p. 22 cm. a novel translated from the french of 'portrait d'un inconnu'.
Description:Good. Ex-Library book-will contain library markings. Only...Good. Ex-Library book-will contain library markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Book selection as BIG as Texas.
Description:269. Octavo, xiv; 223pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG+/VG...269. Octavo, xiv; 223pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG+/VG condition. --Spine is black with purple and cream text. Bumping and shelf-wear evident. Substantial chip to head of spine of dj, with a minor chip to the tail. Light rubbing to edges of dust jacket. Corner clipped. Light sunning to spine. Gray top-stain. No markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy.
Description:VG+ in VG- jacket. Black cloth with white and violet titles to...VG+ in VG- jacket. Black cloth with white and violet titles to spine and violet circle to front, in black, white and violet jacket, 8vo. 1st US edition. 223pp. Introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre. Book has faint to moderate impressions to lower corners of pages from and to about pp.100-130, well away from text and below page numbers. 1/2" by 3/4" chip to lower corner pp.119-120. (Source and nature of damage unknown but no associated discoloration, rippling or other ill-effect. Book is otherwise fine save for light shelving soil upper page edges: tight and square with very sharp and bright cloth and pages. Jacket has rubbing with surface loss along hinges, lower edge and spine ends. 3/8" closed tear internally tape-repaired upper front edge. 1/2" x 3/16" elliptical hole with some surrounding surface loss upper front panel away from all titles. Shallow diagonal clip upper corner front iner flap with prioce stamp beneath (seems common to American edition). Jacket in Brodart. Not ex-lib.
Description:PREFACE BY JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, TRANSLATED BY MARIA JOLAS NEW YORK...PREFACE BY JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, TRANSLATED BY MARIA JOLAS NEW YORK GEORGE BRAZILLER, INC. 1958 xiv, 223pp DUST JACKET HARDCOVER, BLACK CLOTH WITH WHITE AND PINK TITLES AND DECORATION. 1ST AMERICAN EDITION ACID STAIN FROM NEWSPRINT ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN AND FEP, EDGES YELLOWED, DJ SUNNED WITH CHIPPING AND TEARS AT EDGES, 1 1/2" CHIP ON LOWER FRONT PANEL G/POOR.
Description:Fair. DJ has scuffs around the edges and is price-clipped, it...Fair. DJ has scuffs around the edges and is price-clipped, it does look nice in a new mylar. Pvs. owner's name written on the first endpaper. Tear to the first endpaper has been repaired.
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